316L stainless steel earrings have become one of the fastest growing trends of this season. 316L is the highest grade of stainless steel used in the jewelry market. It is so good at resisting fade, rust, and corrosion, that it is used in architecture as well as in marine environments. At the same time, it is safe to use for medical purposes inside the body. For this reason, the stainless steel earrings we carry are made with this same grade of steel. It will not fade, change color, or leave stains on your body. It doesn�t even require any maintenance to keep it looking new.